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    July 31, 2011
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hope on the horizon. details emerging about raising the national debt limit and staving off an kpheu disaster. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is sunday, july 31st. we are a little more than two days away from america's debt ceiling being reached. it appears there may be a tentative deal. congress has outlined a deal that calls for $2 million in cut. while there is no deal in place yet, it could happen as early as today. >> reporter: unable to muster the support to get a bill
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passed, senate majority leader harry reid delayed the vote on his debt ceiling plan until today. >> a few times this evening they asked me to give everyone as much time as possible to reach an agreement if one can be reached. >> it was the same plan shot down hours earlier by the house. >> the bill is not passed. >> it is no easy task. >> we will not compromise on our principals. >> with tuesday's debt ceiling looming and no deal on the table, republicans are talking again with president obama. >> the only way we will get an agreement before tuesday is to have an agreement with the president of the united states. >> it is a step in the right direction, but that's just about. >> tension rising. >> we will fight you on that. >> as the clock ticks down. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. and be sure to tune in to meet the press at 10:30.
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moderator david gregory will speak to david plouff. meet the press starts at 10:30 right here on nbc 4, the place for politics. >> other top story continues to the heat. we're looking at temperatures in the 90s again today. >> yesterday 97 degrees. even though it wasn't terribly humid and we didn't have a heat index to worry about, it's 97 degrees outside, it's just hot. another day in the 90s. no doubt about it. won't be quite as hot as yesterday. it will be awfully toasty out there. remember to stay properly hydrated. mostly clear sky. washington has yet to drop below 80 degrees. this will be our sixth or seventh morning where we failed to get below 80 washington. 75 in fredericksburg.
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69 in haguerstown. temperatures later on this afternoon climbing, climbing, climbing. the fast majority will be dry today. a stray shower down near fredericksburg, culpepper. just sort of keep that in mind. temperatures in the mid-90s this afternoon but a 2 degree or 3-degree improve many over yesterday. we'll be back in the mid-90s. what we need is a little cold front to come our way. there's nos. real sign of a cold front coming but we will have a downward trend later in the week >> in our headlines now, family and friends launched an extensive search for a springfield man who disappeared
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three weeks ago. the 29-year-old told his boss he was meeting with friends but no one has seen him since. >> we have hope. we pray every night. we got together to pray because that's the thing that we can do. >> montano borrowed his aunt and uncle a else mini van to go to work. police found it and searched it but did not find anything in foul play >> someone saw a man fall over yesterday evening between orchard and reur air ra beaches. they spent hours searching land and water. crews suspended their search after dark. they have not released his name. some residents in adams morgan say it's a serious
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problem. large, out of control partiers that have taken over. >> reporter: last weekend d.c. phraufrpbed hraufpbed operation adams morgan. some are saying the night life is out of control. friday night, police eliminated parking on the west side of 18th street northwest, which is lined with popular bars and restaurants. it was meant to keep traffic flowing and pedestrians in the sidewalk. police have abruptly changed. >> they canceled it all together. >> there's a series of e-mails on the police department about the parking issue. jim graham said while some of the businesses wanted the parking to go later, he walks to
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walk titly away deserves attend. >> after a careful review will not restrict the parking. >> it was very effective. the phrarpl asserted some sort of authority and control over the crowds here. >> the guardian angels were asked to patrol the pub zone. but they said it hurts adams morgan's image. >> we are doing the best that we can. i use it as motivation. >> some say it is just bringing uniformed and undercover officers on the area is already making a difference. >> it is good to have police presence here, especially at night after all the club let out. >> we were not able to reach police officials to find out why
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it was scrapped. >> what happened to a d.c. review likely won't be discussed. suzanne peck is leading the government ant's performance review. she gave it to employees. gray said he probably to not have elected them if they immediate more that >> later tonight pro poepb ebtsz of abortion targeting one of the few late-term abortion clinics in the country. he has been a lightning rod ever since because he formed late-term abortions. about 1,000 people are expected today and there would be officers on hand to keep the peace >> repeat customers to border
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books and music may want to make a trip to the store today. it allowed kphrs to earn money spending how do you spell this sent. they declared bankruptcy and started liquidation sales this month and will close by the owned of september. it is fully open to business. >> eight minutes after hour. we can take a little comfort in that it's cooler now than it was at this time yesterday. >> we will take every listening they can get. that will help present us with a warm not easy
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11 minutes after the hour. i did get out and do the shorts and flip-flops yesterday. >> and you enjoyed it? >> i did. it was nice out. >> not a bad day. it was present hot. we did not have to wore about the heat index. that pattern is going to continue for the most part through your sunday. although the dewpoints today will be a little higher than yesterday. the temperatures will be a little bit lower. so it will pretty much be a wash. it will feel much the same. here's a live pictures outside many country come over momentings ago. head out for the morning walking jog or talk walk. not so bad. it's toasty warm inside the urban corridors.
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still, 81 degrees. i think it's our sixth or seventh morning this month where washington dropped below 80 degrees. dewpoints in the aurp 60s to 70. a lot of outlining suburbs much cooler. 66 martinsburg. 68 in winchester. a little bit of patchy fog toward shenandoah valley. highs low to mid-90s for later on this afternoon. not much of a rain drop. nothing major there. along i-935 to the south not too much. south of richmond before you tart running back into areas. the other thing we have to start watching out for, this is a
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tropical disturbance for now. but the hurricane season is 100% confident this is going to become tropical starpl emily which is probably going to be over tphepbt. weather ts front down to our south. might skwrep rate a few lonely showers. closer not virginia/north carolina border. better chances there. partly to mostly cloudy. the high speeds low to mid-seupbts. the beaches, minute i.d. highs in the mid 90s today. upper tphoeupbts monday. hoe peupts on tuesday. shower action coming back on friday wednesday afternoon.
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a little bit of a cool trend late next weekend. that will be the 20th day in a row next saturday. the all-time record for consecutive all tkprae there. >> the tpharls look end their six-game losing streak. the redskins tro to beat the training catch. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. your sports minute begins with baseball. night the nationals able to end their six-game losing streak on jas jas jason werth bobble head night. pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings. they trade hairston jo in the
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praours for minor haoeg out fielder, kumatsu. >> exchange they get the kwreurpb league infielder when returning to practice field tomorrow morning. yesterday the tammy avenues pick ryan kerrigan had to sit tout. it's unclear how soon he mate return to practice. >> hrft night, 82,000 people showed up to see a final. in the 76th minute, game taoeutd at oning starts the break. heads to michael owen stays is oeup chips in the goal. 2-1. that's your sports men. i'm john schriven.
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>> for now here's wendy rieger. >> we have hot topics and a bunch of journalists to talk about it. freeman clopault with the washington examiner, jerry ma son and sirius xm. let's start with prince george's ask the. they have to replace leslie johnson. who is the top of the list? >> no know? >> the candidates, right. >> yes. >> i'm going to go out on a limb and it's not the the people. it's how you feel about getting a good candidate that's
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representing them. me like leslie johnson, number one. number two, they will be scrutinized by the president. they don't want to go through this again. >> you're talking low voter turnout. salt of name euzed d.c. went through this this past winter. vince orange pulling away with it. he have e he was able to bring in the dollars to expand owe his name raeugz and go from there. so it's going to be a name. >> what appears to be interesting if you have citizen groups holding more town hall candidate nights. i think the other thing is i would like to see a fresh face. that's what i'm reading that
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people want a fresh face because they want an individual not hold to go a whole lot of other interests out there. so it will be interesting. you have four candidates. people are asking for more in that district. i think you might get a better turnout because of all the pub list seu. >> sure. that's what i was thinking. >> it's not like it's a secret that we have a special vote. >> wendy, that was my very point in the beginning. what i'm saying is the focus on a candidate you rare the people of that strict as they what they have rewoman. >> it is a bit of a sree jurisdiction. where are the new voice, the fresh people who help us govern our areas? how did you find somebody to
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especially get that. >> money and backing. >> yeah. all right. >> legally raising money. >> let's head over to virginia. governor mcdonald, vice president problem. >> he's trying. i don't mean to jump in. he came up with something no other state in the america could come up with. >> surplus. >> surplus. which of course i said on this show you can play a lot with numbers. but the fact is that he is jockeying for something. and i don't know. whether the tkpop would look at him. pause another who is very strong. >> this is pandering on the part
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of someone who is so -- he's not running in new hampshire, iowa. i'm not talking about the governor of virginia. remember, he listed three possibilities. so he's pandering to virginia. he is pandering to new jersey. he's pandering to florida. gee they happen to all be candidates. who is one of the most popular well-know politicians right now? >> eric cantore. you have a tee-party dolly who could win over the tea party. >> mitt romney brought this up in the first place. you're in position where you have to shake some of your
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history off you. obama modeled his off romneys. he could shake some of that loose. and bring in the yellow to the tea party and roof. >> he is a lightning rod right now. >> there's another point too. if romney, friendshithis would unified effort. romney representing the old guard, and it would be a good ticket. >> it's flattered to be considered. >> in truth, i'm just curious. do you want someone that hot on your ticket?
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is he too strong a permit for him? >> i don't car national walk. but republicans have a big fight on their hands against obama. >> you can't get a burr out of boehner's butt. >> the vice president nomination wouldn't happen until a little over a year from now. by now this will have cooled off. cantor's role would replay off a little. >> sigh why even talk about it now? we already have reelection or election tpa too already.
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it's just my strategy that mitt romney is again indicatoring on these battleground states. i really like your governor. i like the way the gop is operating in these states. and it's a way of sort of, i think, getting out front. >> but bringing it back home to virginia, that's the way we are in this region. the headline here bob mcdonald as bp running mate. that's a focus in this area. >> no, but you have a question mark. >> but the fact is has been doing stuff to bring that to national attention. >> sarah palin. >> that's right. >> you make somebody vice president and they get that national name. >> sarah palin has her own planet. planet palin.
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you're watching reporters notebook.
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welcome back to reporter's notebook. again, for first time on reporter's notebook is jerry matthews and joe madison. let's head into the district now. council member harry thomas, who got himself in a bit of trouble concerning $300,000 in funds that were, you know, redirected. and a lot of council people are calling for his resignation. this is the story you are writing in "the examiner". >> yeah. >> do you think there's any -- would you bet on any chance at all that he would resign because of this? >> i would say no, he is not going to resign. pressure may mount from other council members. the only peep who could get them
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off is vetters in ward 5. as the washington editorial board come after him, he's probably going to see people in ward 5 rally around him. he will feel almost safer in his seed up until the moment the feds come in and take him away in handcuffs. >> right now he's pretty safe. but if the federal probe geese south there's no question. it is one of the old washington loyal wards. i mean, they like their candidate. so, you're right, they're going to go back to harry thomas. the legal defense fund, people aren't going to contribute to
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that because they like his massachusetts. in so many words i'm guessing she's saying the thomas family is very strong. he's pretty cool right no because of the seat in ward 5. the question is what happens after the financial investigation. >> his stkaur, and according to freeman's story iss which is a great account of what's going on, they have set up the legal defense fund. which means it's going to be run aboveboard. it obviously has to be legal. larry thomas, it will be a behind trust freeman. >> correct. >> so he woepb whoa who contributed this to his legal defense fund. it something something to me. the lawyer is probably anticipating that he's going to be tried.
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>> yeah. >> this has really been the question. will he be indicted? and i can't imagine that would be setting up a legal defense fund. he must snow something is coming down the pike. >> joe, you're absolutely right. by the mere fact that he will pay back $300,000 says something. >> right. >> you have the council members who have kuld call for him to resign. all three have raised that point. look, you said when this lawsuit came out in june, you were going to give an explanation toss to whafpld with that money and you will respond through the court system. that's exactly what harry thomas said. in the middle of july, i think i owe the city this $300,000.
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he didn't admit guilt in terms of the settlement. >> what did you use that money for? >> he bought himself -- allege lid bought himself a high-end audi suv. golfing troeups las vegas, pebble peach. there were three outings to hooters for lunch and lynch and a number of other smaller items. >> interesting. any timetable on when they will make their move? >> no. the feds know thafpl usually they don't. >> okay. all right. so walter reed. let's go to something sweet. >> oh, boy. >> i haerbd national,
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international responses, everything else. but in the community, as i lived at 14th and aspen at one time, i remember as a kid when i lived at 15th and t -- 16th and t, when the presidential motorcades would go from the white house to walter reed, that was something for children. and i remember him telling me how the planes would bring in troops from overseas. and you can see them transported to walter reed. it was a neighborhood legacy. it meant something to the people who lived georgia avenue, 16th street and upper part of ward 4. walter raoe was special. one of the institutions that the local people felt a part of. >> jerry, obviously you can tell, is very emotional about it. what is that property going to become? because that's a beautiful campus. >> we will have to save that for
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next week. thank you. >> gentlemen. thank you so much. that you can for watching reporter's notebook. welcome back to news 4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. sit sunday, july 31st. we look at our forecast this morning before we get to our forecast. chuck bell is keeping an eye on the numbers for us. >> we were coming out. he said, oh, you have something on your lip. i i said oh! >> what do you another? bucket of mud. >> i'll forward the recipe for the bucket of mud. one of the best things you can do with 18 ounces of oreo
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cookies. >> you got it. >> excellent. >> so on a sunday morning now that i'm cleaned up we can get your day started. first thing on a sunday morning. a few fair weather clouds drifting overhead. subpoena has been up 81 degrees. 70 degrees the current dewpoint. winds calm. a hit of a heated index. frederick, maryland, what a nice morning there 64 degrees. huntington, 73 this morning. 75 in fredericksburg. 74 in dale city. here you can see there are a few showers way down to the southwest of washington, sugt of richmond area. no more than one or two lonely showers for later on this afternoon. once again highs in the low to
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mid-90s. any rain chances down mainly to the south of town. if you're headed to the beaches, a nice day as well. sunday, 87. monday, 86. most of week's weather should be quite cooperative. >> thank you, chuck. >> >> okay. >> right now there appeals to be a table to avoid a default in the u.s. economy. the senate will oat a proposal. the deal here is nowhere close to being finished but it would cut close to $3 trillion the next 10 years. it would immediately cut a trillion with 1.8 trillion recommended by special congressional committee. so if for some reason there is no deal who gets paid and who doesn't? soldiers in afghanistan and iraq could see their checks stop if
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no teal is richard. chair ral of the joint chiefs of stpaf and stuffed the ability of their pay being frozen. >> many of you are living paycheck to paycheck. it could have a devastating impact and devastating impact pretty quickly. >> admiral mullen told the troops there will be belt tight especiallying. the department office education, labor, justice and energy would likely be some of the first groups to not be paid. >> an attorney said the pair could be released after a hearing going on right now. exactly two years ago today. iran accused them of espionage. all three said they were hiking
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and got lost. showered was released $5 million. they pardon prisoners traditionally for the holy month of ramadan. >> police say the man installed the device on suntrust at southern maryland boulevard july 23rd and was there for a day before someone noticed it. the skimmer reports bank card numbers for everyone who uses that machine. 50 customers had between $3,000 and $5,000 taken from their account. one more day until traffic cameras start catching red light runners. the three red light cameras go live. they are at south patrick and begin don and duke and walker. cameras are on 2 2 4 hours a
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day. >> drivers who break the law face a $50 kraoeul. >> new york mayor released hands ahead to mark 10 years since september 11th attacks. that is coming up in a month and a half. it will be a solid but stately event. president obama and george w. bush are scheduled to attend, along with former mayor mariotta. each will be read together, including those who died at the epbt gone and united flight 93. a living memorial sits in somerset county pennsylvania. they unveiled 40 gum trees. each represents the passengers and crew members killed on flight 93.
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the giant boulder represents the point of impact. family members who traveled from across the country called a simple but moving tribute. for the first time represent in a physical way the identities and humanity, if you will, of all those who per,ed. >> the trees were originally supposed to be planted in new york. but after a landscaping change they donated to the flight 93 national memorial. football officially back. hundreds came out to virginia and cheered on the burgundy and gold and wanted to see all the new players. there's no practice today but this whole week open camps for fans. this saturday is fan appreciation day. parking and admission is free.
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and the open camps end august 15th. sit 6:38 right now. an 8-year-old boy pulled over behind the wheel. even more shocking is who else was in the car at that time. that story straight ahead >> and a plane breaks away after
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a nevada trucking company has tpaoeuldz a lawsuit in this fiery crash. you see here court documents show john davis trucking company claims amtrak and union pacific failed to maintain a safe railroad crossing. one of its drivers hit a track last week. alleged its driver was not properly trained. a plane crashed and broke in
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half. all 163 people on board the caribbean airlines flight survived. those hurt had only minor injuries. it left jfk friday night and stopped in trinidad and made a crash landing in ghana during heavy rain when that plane slid off a wet run way. it went through a fence and stopped short of a deep ravine. authorities say it's rare everybody on board survived. >> the seats have been increased in strength so they will withstand 16 times the force of gravity before they depart the floor. the national transportation safety board will be on that scene today. not only to investigate what went wrong but also what went right. louisiana child protective services now has a custody of an 8-year-old found driving his father's pickup truck. not only that, police say his father was sound asleep in the passenger seat and his 4-year-old sister was in the back seat. state police arrest 28-year-old
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billy joe maddon. officials believe he was drunk. 8-year-old boy drive from hattiesburg, mississippi to dallas, texas. that's an eight-hour drive. 6:44. i'm trying not to laugh. it's very odd and very dangerous. >> wow. yeah. he showed -- the dad certainly showed a complete lack of good judgment, good parenting there. >> in so many different ways. >> honestly, you should have let the 4-year-old drive. i'm making a funny on something that isn't fun. >> saved by the break. yes, indeed. a complete check of your weekend forecast and a look at the week ahead coming up in just a few more minutes. [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card
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# >> and welcome back. we look for heat in the d.c. region. >> we're going for a record. the hottest july in the books. there's no way short of us falling below zero there's no way we can't have the number one warmest july on record. breaks the old record which we set last july. and the highest number in a month. 27. do i have statistics? absolutely right. i have a graphic. yikes! no doubt about it. another hot one on the way for today. just like yesterday, it will be a few degrees cooler than the day before. that will be little consolation for anyone who has to go outside and endure mid 90-degree weather. beautiful weather.
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not much of a breeze blowing. as a result, potomac is mirror calm for you. nice reflection of clouds overhead. out there on the surface. welcome to the second half of your weekend, everybody. temperature at national airport still hasn't dropped below 80 degrees. 81 this morning at national with a 70-degree dewpoint. the winds have gone calm at the airport. that's the reason the river looks so beautiful. here you go, aaron. here's your comparison between last summer and this summer. this june we were plus 4.2. but last year june was plus 6. we're going to make up for that. last year july was 3.9 degrees warmer than average. this july, 5.1. so all we have to do now is have august be 3.6 degrees warmer than average and we go down as having the hottest summer on record. and that really isn't that far out of the question. 3.6 degrees above average is a top five finisher for a warm
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august but still wouldn't be the record. temperatures low to mid-70s in the northern and western suburbs. mid to upper 60s up to the far north and west in the higher terrain. mid to upper 80s by late morning. low to mid-90s this afternoon. low 90s by 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 this evening. not much in the way of rainfall for us this morning. that is welcomed news. not much of a rain threat either. is showers south of the richmond area. watching out for cloud cover down to the south of town today. that will be the next real chance for seeing any real rain just down to the south. one or two showers as close as he fredericksburg. all eyes watching into the tropics, western atlantic. puerto rico for frame of reference. this is a long way away. it will likely be tropical storm emily before the day is through. meanwhile, a little weather front just down to our south. that will be the focus for the showers and storms. mainly down along the
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virginia/north carolina border. during the day tomorrow, a little trough of low pressure swings our way, which could kick off a scattered shower or two late tomorrow afternoon or tomorrow evening. >> for today, partly to mostly sunny. a shower well down to the south. if you're headed to the beaches, on the whole, pretty nice weather at the coastline. here's our extended forecast. 94 today. 96 tomorrow. maybe a shower late in the day. probably not until after dark. tuesday and wednesday, low to mid-90s. looking like a better chance of rain ahead of what might be a little hint of a cooling trend. >> i need you to work on the hint. thank you, chuck. nationals make major roster moves ahead of trade deadline. john has more in this morning's sports. >> good morning. do you remember back in college when your professor told you at the beginning of the semester when your papers were due? many of us still waited until the last hour to get them done.
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washington nationals are not procrastinating with the trade deadline, getting two deals done yesterday. hairston traded for a minor league prospect. just one problem. marquis was supposed to start last night against the mets. so the rest of the team had to pick up the slack. jayson werth bobble head. bottom of the first. oh, yes, he did. hanging knuckleball. deep straightaway, center field. 3-1 blast. his 12th of the year. and the nats take themselves to an early 3-0 lead. maya making the spot for the traded marquis. pretty effective early on. top third. he gets due ta to ground to the left side. else spin know sa with a great range. maya goes 5 1/3.
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top seven. he will jam douda, breaking the back. to second. back to first in time. goes 1 1/3 allowing just one hit. top nine. in for the save. he has to put out all the trade rumors. he loads the bases. key get out of a jam? oh, yeah. freezes willie harris. picks up his 26th save of the year. they snap under six-game losing streak, 3-0. let's hear from the skipper. >> it's never easy on a ball club because you have a lot of attachments. having to talk to two guys and tell them they're going is not easy for the manager. but the players went out and played hard. >> an exciting time at redskins park as the fans got to see the team up close and in person.
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but not everyone was in action. many of the new faces on the roster won't get a chance to suit up until next week. moss and stallworth will have to just sit back and watch under the meantime. incoming veteran free agents won't be allowed to practicing until august 4th, next thursday. wilson, jets quarterback clemens and defensive end bowen. still, many decided to come to practice anyway to be with their new team. >> very strange. you know, it's good to be in the meetings. i get a chance to meet everybody and be around the team and learn by watching practice. i think we're all witching to get on the field. we had no otas. it's been a long, traupb-out process. we're all foaming at the mouth.
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when we're able to do that, it will be a lot of fun 1234r we were talking bit. we had to go over a list at lifetime fitness. we went to a local hospital and did some conditioning. you want to be out there with the guys. they're putting in the work. you want to be part of the team. i can't wait. >> if you think redskins fans are intense, you've probably never been to a manchester united soccer team. it is the most valuable sports franchise in the world partly because it has 300 million fans. last night a small fraction of man u supporters were in town to watch their club take on this is c barcelona. he watches some of the world premier soccer club in the champions league final. >> bars owe that in black will turn it over. welbeck has all kinds of time. ends it past to noni.
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just has valdez to beat. through the legs. that's great. 1-0 lead with a little flip celebration. 7 0e membership. barcelona will get the equalizer. the goalie doesn't even move. check out the action on this ball. looks like a video game. bends it to the right. goalie has no shot on this one. all tied up at one. but this was a short-lived sell operation. six minutes later, man u gets a pass. tom cleverly starts. on the breakaway. could he score? kwrfp es, he does. a wicked gougly moulgli. that's your sports. have a did movie. >> all right. channel pan zee is thailand is helping out by earning his way
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around the zoo. this is dodo. he bottle feeds tiger cub. he's been a feeding them every day for the last year. he wasn't afraid of the tigers they they put him away. >> when they kwrut grow him, and they will, they will separate them. still news 4 after the break. also ahead is news 4's viewpoint. stay with us. woman: day care can be expensive.
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good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is sunday, july 31st. we'll have a look at the morning's top stories in just a moment. first, a look at your forecast. meteorologist chuck bell is with us, of course. we are not as hot. not going to be as hot today. >> correct. both are true. both would be and both are. you are correct, sir. a little bit better today an yesterday. which is an improve. . we're trending in the right direction. today will be 10 degrees cooler than friday ended up. so that will be nice.
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bright sunshine and mostly clear size. a little chance for a shower well down to the south of town. temperature already starting its upward climate. much cooler out to the west. petersburg, wesvirginia. 63, charlestown. toms brook, lou ray, 70-degree mark. be on the lookout for that. any showers you can see are way down to our skpougt west. temperatures this afternoon will be climbing into the low and mid-90s with generally sunny sky. headed down to the beach, beach weather mostly in the mid an 80s for today and tomorrow.
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you can always come to nbcwashington.com. or twist a deal to raise the debt ceiling. the deal isn't close to being finished but it appears the framework is in mays for an agreement. it would cut $3 trillion. oscar velasko montano hasn't been seen. police found his van but no signs of a struggle. american hikers detained in eye rap. fatta and shourd were accused of spying. showered was released last year.
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those are some of the stories for today. we're back in a few minutes with an update. >> i'm wendy rieger. some statistics for you. unemployment rate for blacks in our country is twice that of whites. their house hold income, 40% less than whites. and they only share in 3 of the nation's wealth. these are some statistics from the new book surviving and striving. joining us on viewpoint today is the author of this book. and eleanor holmes norton for leveling the playing field to minorities. >> thank you for the book. it's really interesting. what are you hoping to pweur by getting this out there. >> a couple things.
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when people think of economic recovery. they think of us as the relative are. we have really been quite signal. we have often had our hand on the knife that sliced the pie. beginning with the enslaved people that bought themselves. no one really teaches black economic history. but as an exist i kim across a fact here and tphrabgt and started saving them up. this become inspirational. you can't win if you don't feel. i want young people to become participants in our economy, entrepreneurs, even in the horrible times i don't envy my sister at all. congress is creating opportunities for entrepreneurs.
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some say if we can't come to a budget situation and there is a cut in bond righting, it will be great pwr begans. so i don't wish that. i don't wish that. but i think always everyone, especially especially after an accident they have to be away of what it provides. >> everyone at this point in the economy -- a lot of people are struggling. delegate norton, is it even more eupl possibly, i mean, to be inspired today at this time? >> you do need to be inspired, otherwise you'll get improved. when my about 23reu7bd malvo talks about what clear is the case. and i tell you it would be the hedge fund.
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there is far more to lose than to gain from default or even getting close to a default. as we speak, that manner has not been full ten taken care of. it's very interesting. you paoeut expect them to say we ought to be jog jobs and unemployment. but the polls are still showing 3-1 that americans put jobs over deficit. >> absolutely you. >> as their primary concern. and if you look at unemployment, that's where afternoon americans have concern. the polls show 3-1 also deal with unemployment aefr deficit. but yet no problems bill followed by the new republican majority and the house.
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they have spent all of their time on a one piece of cut legislation after. so they pass several cut knowing it would not get through the house. they passed bills to cut the deficit so we can do the definite seugz reduction. knowing they won't. >> all these cuts have an impact on the job market. when you cut some of these programs that were job generation programs, when you cut subsidies you're really tutting jobs. the average unemployment has been unemployed 48 weeks. when you look at that data and
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the look at these it's it's time to look at examples of mothers and fathers who made a no out of nowhere. but this is a deer situation even if the budge the is resolved you still have $15 million who do not have it officially. >> we will have a job fair i believe it's august 7th. >> august 9th. >> august 9th. we usually have lots of people come to the job fairs. can you ma'am what consumed of crowd we're going to have on august 9th? >> you could be overwhelmed. the miss thing is the kinds of jobs that are available. we can have more than is 00 kphreurs there. and for example, people in my own district we have a very large selling for whom the new
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community college is absolutely and essentially all that is important to give them the skills to operate at an up. >> everyone is drowning are. are there life boats out there? we will look at that after this brief break on viewpoint. stay with us.
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and welcome back to viewpoint. eleanor hols-norton. and" surviving and thriving" 365 facts in black economic history that will inspire. it's a fascinating back. people have really struggled and made it at a time when not just
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minorities but everyone is kind of struggling in this woman. you were talking about the importance of community college. not just jobs. people have to have stepping stones from the very beginning. they need to have skills and education to get into the market anyway. >> they do. because if you live, tpebgs in this region and technically any reason in the united states. if you have not have a couple years of college there's going to be no jobs for us. those reimburse have, going up in the biggest over in wartd 8. the lowest income ward of the district. i said you will never build three and off. it will be $5.5.
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this has taken a lot of work. because i really project must hire from anywhere in the united states. doing a lot of outreach. that project, a third of the workers are d.c. phrpbts. even though it is only 10% of the error which is the national employment group. unless you take extra steps in the economy, those jobs would not have gone to people who most needed them. >> august 9th you're holding a job fair. are there jobs out there? >> 100 jobs from all around the region, not just d.c. with and we say you cannot look for a job with us until there are open farce. but when i walk around in prior
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years we'll have been enormously capable. in one found they found 100 employers to talk to instead of going all the way around. >> right. >> when you think about the labor market it's a very fluid kind of thingful people are firing people, letting people go but letting people go at the same time. to have a -- job search is difficult. they don't have transportation. they haven't worked a long time. so might not have the opportunity. it's a great thing. people hiring. owe college's campus, we have internships. now, not as many as we need. we wouldn't wouldn't have such a high unkphroeult until never. again, my purpose is to encourage people to continue to seek out opportunities, even to consider entrepreneurship.
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>> that can be so daunting. how do i -- where does one begin? i think when you've been down you wonder what's my first step. how do i even start this process. >> that's the thing thing about american, especially african-americans, who were late because they were deliberately kept out of it. but if you look at the huge number of small businesses, we have a lot of them on the st. elizabeths with homeland security project. we're named small business person of the year, a man putting in all the sprinklers for one of the biggest buildings on their project. this man w0rbgd as a union construction worker doing sprinklers until about seven years ago. he hooked on some some people
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who were not in his business but bigger contractors. he decided he wanted to go into his own business because he couldn't stand to see so many young washingtonians who had not learned his trade. this man got the contract to put in the sprupinkler in the new bethesda walter reed and now department of homeland security. he learned his craft. >> that's very often what entrepreneurs do. >> we have take to take a commercial break. we will hear as soon as we get back. how does one begin in this economy? we'll be right back.
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good morning. here are some of the stores we're following this morning. a vote is scheduled in the senate for a deal to raise the debt ceiling. it is not close to being finished but the framework is in place. it would cut $3 trillion the next decade. >> family and friends asking for your help to find a missing springfield man. he has not been seen since saturday, july 29th. his vehicle showed up behind olive garden later in the week but did not hear new instructing stkphrel josh fattal, shane pwourd and sarah shourd. now back to viewpoint. >> and welcome back to viewpoint. we're talking about leveling the
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playing field for phaoeurpts. specifically african-american in our cities. d.c. mior and dr. julianne malvo. you said there's a lot of networking abilities for aunts, just using the website. >> motleyfool.com is one of my favorite ones. of course people people need starting capital. but people hraeuf you just throw it out there. >> they get their initial from relationships. you can't get it from a with no money. remember what a small person is. it's a risk taker. if you're not only will to risk
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it it is going to be difficult. >> i encourage those ideas is risk taking. entrepreneurs can find value when there's no there. >> you know what, my campus i find students with tuition bill. next thing kwraou you're paying jewelry on the of your. and how about maggie who is from this region. with a second grade education she started a book. >> i love that story. >> only bank merged a couple days. only went out after touz. >> the beauty of the afternoon an american community they take care of their own. they shaop at their own place.
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there's a village there that helps each other out. maybe people need to be reunited, wheupbdz who are smalling. you can be to go looking, leak i said be creating the sprinkler system. making jewelry. >> and we understand african-american people will have to create jobs to kphroe the young men with prison records can't find employers. the diamondism is the american economy. there's a diamondism to our economy. >> you spoke about the wealth gap. the reason the weight gap has prone so luge is it was disproportionate in their home.
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and the mortgage debacle hit. wiping out millions and millions of americans. when you're late accumulating weight and it's in your home but these people encouraged everybody to buy a house. they had been set pack and a ras to catch up. >> the estimate of something over $200 billion worth of wealth gap between afternoon earns and whites. >> isn't that odd? you think it would go in the other direction. >> you continue to be dehind. it's a flow that's unable. african-americans are more
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likely to have stkpwoepb into any kinds of lope packages that require the slightest leak to sell them grandma wants to repay her roof. she has no way of paying $100,000 back. but she gets hustled, gets that lope and in two years she's out of her home. >> okay. when we come back, i want to talk about how you two are so successful. we'll be right back with viewpoint.
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welcome back to viewpoint. congress stks woman, i know you were disgusted in what happened of the faa workers and all because of a bill that, well, you tell us. >> rather not get excited. i'm sure looking this morning in
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this region some of the faa workers who were doing their job, many of them were, for example, in dulles airport one of the biggest airport construction jobs in the country. many were faa corkers in the patrol tours. what the congress always does is to hold the american people harmless. we're always tkpeufrpb an extension. pell a short-term extension. staert insert a small but very kopbt srr tkwr cat. he said we don't do extensions that way. it was an immediate layoff of 90,000 airport construction workers in the united states.
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4,000 faa workers. four of them in this very region. for no reason at all. we've been talking about unemployment. unemployment is when there's not enough money to pay the workers. not only not enough money to pay the workers but they were on the job. >> can you reverse it? can we be saved? >> i had a conversation with members off the earlier this web. imagine the disgust of these workers pulled off the job and irrationality. people in congress would hold up their hopbs hands for group of people. so much for the rest of the sun.
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we saw it when they almost closed down the district along with it. just a few months ago the republicans have a debt limit bill that would make us come back in six months to go through this again instead of letting it good for a full year. >> well, what's happened to con seft -- forgive me. >> oh, please. >> you have been in congress 20 years now. >> yes. >> compromise has just walked around the window. >> you just said a dirty word. if you do not believe in compromise you go not believe in a legislative body. there no legislative body that will give you everything you want. >> it really feels like somebody -- observers looking on
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that tpwhog is getting on. >> the woeft part is it's the analysis are people are going through motions where he need. . he should say let's work this on. that is a were plan more likely than any other plan to pass. the president had a grand bargain which gave the republicans everything they wanted. they refused the grand bargain. inside overrealize i hrg say compromise. you can't be american and as divorce as this is without. >> it seems we're not going to get anywhere unless it starts up there. can anything go further or is it
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just dead in the water? >> the deadline will force a exchange if only a short-term extension the give us more team work out. >> we need inspirational now more than ever. one again, i love this book because you can pick it up, open it up. it's really just a wonderful -- it's a real surprise how inspiring and these people have been throughout the history. they've always been able to do -- what was it? check out here book. you can just read it once a day if you want. just open it up and get inspiration for the day.
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thank you so much. i don't know that we solved anything but at least we have oeud the problem a little more clearly. >> thank you. my pleasure. >> thank you and enjoy your day. hope on the horizon. details are emerging of a possible deal to raise the nation's debt limit and stave off what could be an economic catastrophe. good morning. welcome back to news 4 today. it is sunday, july 31st. could congress near a deal to cut the debt twaoel while there is 2340 deal in place yet there's definitely a possibility
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signs that this might happen as the clock ticks done. >> unable to muster the support to get a deal passed. >> i spoke in the white house could i have times this evening. they have asked me to give everyone as much time as possible to reach an agreement if one can be reached. >> it was the same plan shot down hours earlier. >> the bill is not passed. >> finding a bill that would pass is no easy task. we will not confirm mice on principals. >> with no deal o table republicans revealed they're talking again so to have an agreement with the president of the united states. >> he was. >> tension rising. as the clock ticks down. brian mooar, nbc news,
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washington. and today at 10:30 "neat the press." david gregly will speak to david plouff. "meet the press 10:30 ♪ nbc 4. >> the solution, the heat and the controversy can be solved each way. every congressman in one lobby, and leave them in the room until they come out with a vote. here's the thought plan. somebody works for the weather. we lock everybody into. >> clear skies over washington this morning. a little bit more cloud cover you go. temperatures never cleared off
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inside the urban extras. 82 degrees at the airport. down through the 70s. quite a few spots into the six thanks to the nice dry air that was place yes amp. 72 within chiefer, 79 in california, maryland. showers are way down near lynchburg. not much of a rain threat today. culpepper, northern next those are the closest place we will see any showers. high today, will be dry. plenty warm again today. a little indication of a cooling trend late in this up kwrpling week. >> see you in a bit. >> all right. >> eye strange field man has his family and friends praying daily or a safe this is his picture
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here. he reported to a construction site in mcclain. he told his boss he was meeting with friends that night. he disappeared without a trays. >> three weeks in a long time for somebody not to come home. no cell phone activity, no bank mosts. >> he borrowed his aunt and uncle's mini van to go out to work. police found it at an olive garden, searched it, but didn't find any close. somewhat saw a man fall over in pasadena area between orchard and reur air ra beaches. they sevened land and water. crews suspend the seven after damage. >>. for the past few weeks a po testimony. business owners say they have
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taken over the number. news 4 tkarsest sensor has some on a measure. >> they launched operation adams morgan. police eliminated parking on the west side of 18th street northwest, which is lined with popular bars and restaurants. it was meant to keep traffic flowing and pedestrians in the sidewalk. police have abruptly changed. >> they canceled it all together. which we understood to be an integral part of the plan. >> there's a series of e-mails on the police department about the parking issue. jim graham said while some of the businesses wanted the parking to go later, he walks to walk away deserves attention.
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>> after a careful review will not restrict the parking. >> it was very effective. the first time in years the police department asserted some sort of authority and control over the crowds here. >> another point of controversy is the guardian angels. they were asked to patrol the pub zone. but they said it hurts adams morgan's image. >> we are doing the best that we can. i use it as motivation. >> some say it is just bringing uniformed and undercover officers on the area is already making a difference. >> it is good to have police presence here, especially at night after all the club let out. >> we were not able to reach police officials to find out why ed parking plan was scrapped. darcy expenser, news 4 today. despite efforts to make d.c.
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government more transparent, workers will have to keep quiet about one procedure. according to the "washington pos post", nearly 100 employs kpwhroeuees have to sign a nondisclosure agreement about a government review. the contracts are supposed to keep outsiders from misreading creative ideas. aides said he probably would not have recommended. later tonight proponents of abortion targeting one of the few late-term abortion clinics in the country. he has been a lightning rod ever since because he formed late-term abortions. about 1,000 people are expected today and there would be officers on hand to keep the peace. nationals look to end their six-game losing streak. john schriffen has your sports minute.
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>> reporter: good morning, everyone. i'm john with your sports minute. it begins with baseball. last night the nationals able to end their six-game losing streak. the right fielder provided the only runs of the game by clubbing his 12th home run of the year in the bottom of the first inning. maya was making a spot start pitched 5 1/3 as the nationals beat the mets 3rbgs-0. before the game they made a couple roster moves trading hairston jr. to the milwaukee brewers for minor league outfielder komatsu. later they traded marquis, who was scheduled to start last night against the mets, to the arizona diamondbacks. in exchange they get the minor league infielder zach walters. redskins players have today off. but will return to the practice field tomorrow morning. yesterday the first round draft pick had to sit out pause of a bone bruise to his right leg.
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head coach mike shanahan said it's unclear how soon they return to practice. fedex field 82,000 people showed up to see a rematch between fc barcelona and manchester united. with the game tied at one, cleverly steals a bad pass, starts the break, passes ahead to michael owen. stays on side and chips in the goal. they beat barcelona, 2-1. that's your sports minute. have a great sunday. an 8-year-old boy pulled over behind the wheel. even more shocking, who else was in the car. that story is straight ahead. and a plane breaks apart after landing. why some people are calling this a miracle scen
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debate over who is at fault for this fiery crash will be settled in court. last month a truck driver plowed into a train in nevada killing six people. a lawsuit was filed claiming amtrak and union pacific did not
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maintain a safe railroad crossing. federal investigators are headed to the scene of a plane crash after a plane coming from the u.s. broke in half. take a look at the damage here. amazingly, 163 people on board that caribbean airlines flight all survived. those hurt only had minor injuries. the plane left jfk friday night and stopped in trinidad. the pilot tried land anything heavy rain but the plane slid off the wet run way and through a fence. it stopped short of a deep va reason. the plane's newer style helped prevent a tragedy. >> the seats have been increased in strength so they will withstand 16 times the force of gravity before they depart the floor. >> this crash is just the latest in a few serious incidents involving caribbean airlines. >> this morning louisiana state police say they caught an 8-year-old driving a pickup
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truck. on top of that, his father was sound asleep in the passenger seat and his 4-year-old sister in the back. state police arrested that father, 28-year-old billy joe maddon. troopers believe he was drunk. the 8-year-old was driving from hattiesburg, mississippi to dallas, texas, an eight-hour drive. both children are with child protective services. let's gets a preview of the "today" show. good morning, lefter. >> good morning, aaron. coming up on today, why there is suddenly renewed optimism that a deal to solve the debt crisis may get done. lawmakers delayed a critical vote to give last minute negotiations more time as the president engages directly with the warring parties. with two days before the deadline, we'll lay out what each side may have to give up to get it done. and amanda knox, on a month. we'll find out how amanda is
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taking the news when we talk to her mom live. also, william and kate made their way to the chapel. this time another couple was in the spotlight. live from scotland from britain's other royal wedding. and what seems to be bringing more of the giant predators to the shores of new england and an up close look at the jaws of one of nature's most fearsome killing machines in action. those stories and much more when jana and i see you a bit later. aaron? >> looking forward to that. thanks, lester. 7:46. 79 degrees. chuck, where are we going? >> up, up, up. back into the 90s for what will be our 14th day in a row. 90 degrees or higher. how long can
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so if you ever find yourself to get the little degree symbol on your computer, chuck discovered how to get this happen. >> i didn't discover it. i know i take credit for a lot of things. we have to use the degrees symbol a lot in the weather office. 0176 and it will put the degrees symbol. a lot of short cuts and crazy units and things to put on the end of a number. >> if i can just get the accent mark over the "e" i'll be happy. >> see, i don't know how to do that. >> facebook, tweet us, something. >> my sister has an accent at the end of her name. jeannie. i call her jean. oh, she hates that. we have clear skies out there for now. on the whole it's going to be a nice day to be outside today.
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it is going to be a little on the hot side. after all it is the last day of july. humidity back up just a little bit today compared to yesterday afternoon. yesterday actually turned out to be a very pleasant albeit blistering hot afternoon. 97 degrees was our high temperature yesterday. as a result of all that heat soaking into the concrete in the urban centers, national airport once again failed to drop below 80 degrees this morning. we're at 82 now with a dewpoint of 71. a little hint of heat index at 86 degrees at national airport. a lot of western suburbs dropped way down to the 70s. martinsburg, 65 this morning. cumberland, 66. culpepper, warrenton, manassas. but inside the urban centers and alongside the western side of the chesapeake bay, temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. here's a look at day planner. mid to upper 80s by 10:00 a.m. not much of a rainfall threat.
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couple sprinkles on the lower part of the eastern shore. steadyier showers are way down to our south. here's richmond, virginia here. off to the west between richmond and lynchburg. these are not moving a whole lot. they are all part of a weather front just down to our south. that's where most will be today. one or two of those storms migrating as far north as culpepper. no real concern for that. we are keeping an eye out in the tropics now. what is likely to become tropical storm emily several hundred miles away from puerto rico and leeward eye hrabdz. look for the name emily the coming weeks. it does bear watching. forecast for today, partly to mostly sunny. one or two shower chances well sugt of town. most of us will be dry. highs today 89 along the bay and the high spots to mid-90s in town f. you're headed to the coast line today, good weather
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today and tomorrow and a pretty darned nice week at the beach coming if this is your beach as summer vacation seasons grinds on. 94 today. 96 tomorrow with a slim chance of a shower late tomorrow night. a better chance of some of that needed rain coming up wednesday. we're nearly five inches now behind in rainfall for the year. follow the forecast online at our website, nbcwashington.com or @chuckbell 4. >> the nationals make some more roster moves ahead of major league trade deadline. john has more on those moves in this morning's sports. >> good morning. do you remember back in college when your professor told ud at the beginning of the semester when your papers were due? many of us still waited until the last hour to get them done. washington nationals are not procrastinating with the trade
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deadline, getting two deals done yesterday. hairston traded for a minor league prospect. just one problem. and marquis dealt to the arizona diamondbacks. marquis was supposed to start last night against the mets. so the rest of the team had to pick up the slack. jayson werth bobble head. so will the real one deliver? bottom of the first. oh, yes, he did. hanging knuckleball. deep straightaway, center field. 3-1 blast. his 12th of the year. and the nats take themselves to an early 3-0 lead. maya making the spot for the traded marquis. pretty effective early on. top third. he gets duda to grouped to the left side. espinosa with a great range. maya goes 5 1/3. top seven. he will jam douda, breaking the back. to second. back to first in time.
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goes 1 1/3 allowing just one hit. top nine. in for the save. he has to put out all the trade rumors. he loads the bases. could he get out of a jam? oh, yeah. freezes willie harris. picks up his 26th save of the year. they snap under six-game losing streak, 3-0. let's hear from the skipper. >> it's never easy on a ball club because you have a lot of attachments. having to talk to two guys and tell them they're going is not easy for the manager. but the players went out and played hard. it was a great game. >> an exciting time at redskins park as the fans got to see the team up close and in person. but not everyone was in action. many of the new faces on the roster won't get a chance to suit up until next week. moss and stallworth will have to just sit back and watch under the meantime.
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coming veteran free agents won't be allowed to practicing until august 4th, next thursday. that also applies to barry cofield, josh wilson, former jets quarterback clemens, and defensive end steven bowen. still, many decided to come to practice anyway to be with their new team. >> very strange. you know, it's good to be in the meetings. i get a chance to meet everybody and be around the team and learn visually by watching practice. i think we're all itching to get on the field. we had no otas. it's been a long drawn-out process. we're all foaming at the mouth to get on the field. when we're able to do that, it will be a lot of fun.
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>> we were talking about it. we had to go over a list at lifetime fitness. we went to a local hospital and did some conditioning. you want to be out there with the guys. they're putting in the work. you want to be part of the team. i can't wait. >> if you think redskins fans are intense, you've probably never been to a manchester united soccer team. it is the most valuable sports franchise in the world partly because it has 300 million fans. last night a small fraction of man u supporters were in town to watch their club take on fc barcelona. he watches some of the world premier soccer club in the champions league final. 22nd minute. bars low in barcelona in black will turn it over. welbeck has all kinds of time. ends it past to noni. just has valdez to beat. through the legs. that's great. 1-0 lead with a little flip celebration.
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70th minute. barcelona will get the equalizer. rips a shot here. coming up 25 yards out. the goalie doesn't even move. we've got to see this one again. check out the action on this ball. looks like a video game. bends it to the right. goalie has no shot on this one. all tied up at one. but this was a short-lived sell celebration. six minutes later, man u gets a gift. bad pass, middle of the field. tom cleverly starts a break. up to michael owen on the breakaway. could he score? yes, he does. a wicked gougly moulgli. that's your sports. have a did movie. back to you. have a good morning. >> what an accent from john. a chimp in thailand is earning his keep by helping out at the zoo. he helps by bottle feeding tiger
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cubs. he's been feeding every day for the last year. his trainer said he wasn't afraid of the tigers so they said put him to work. >> tigers are cute at 30 or 40 pounds. not as cute as 300 or 400 pounds. >> that little scene right there. >> that thing is a lot different when it's a 400 pound cat. >> it's cute. different. that is it for news 4 today. we're back in 25 minutes. join us at 9:00 for a full hour of news. until then, have a good morning.